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William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops IV FLAC album

Performer: William Basinski
Genre: Electronic
Title: The Disintegration Loops IV
Country: US
Style: Modern Classical, Minimal, Ambient
FLAC version ZIP size: 1541 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1617 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1810 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 526
Other Formats: TTA ASF AC3 MMF MP4 XM MP1

The Disintegration Loops is a series of four albums by American avant-garde composer William Basinski released in 2002 and 2003. The music was recorded from a series of tape loops that gradually deteriorated each time they passed the tape head, an unexpected consequence of Basinski's attempt to transfer a collection of his old recordings from magnetic tape to digital format.

The Disintegration Loops I-IV. It's not the kind of thing you can say often, but I think William Basinski's Disintegration Loops are a step toward that understanding- the music itself is not so much composed as it is this force of nature, this inevitable decay of all things, from memory to physical matter, made manifest in music. During the summer of 2001, Basinski set about transferring a series of 20-year-old tape loops he'd had in storage to a digital file format, and was startled when this act of preservation began to devour the tapes he was saving.

The Disintegration Loops by William Basinski, released 02 September 2014 1. DLP . 2. For those who missed out on the now-legendary, highly sought-after (and highly sold-out) box sets, we are now offering the four volumes of The Disintegration Loops suite as separate, individually packaged albums. The audio was remastered in 2012 from the original master tapes, and the artwork is packaged in deluxe old-style tip-on gatefold jackets. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card.

Complete your William Basinski collection.

Which brings me to Disintegration Loops IV. Of all of the four volumes in this collection, this one is by far the strongest melodically- and for good reason. dlp 6" is probably the catchiest of all the loops, and its progression, while simple and short, is continuously, but subtly tinkered with throughout its forty minute run time


1 d|p 6 40:36
2 d|p 1.2 21:49
3 d|p 1.3 12:00

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Musex International
  • Copyright (c) – Musex International
  • Copyright (c) – 2062
  • Pressed By – Sony DADC – DIDX-118570


In plastic sleeve with inserts, and later in a standard jewel case.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 11574 5038 2 7
  • Matrix / Runout: DIDX-118570

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
2062 0305 William Basinski The Disintegration Loops IV ‎(CD, Album) 2062 2062 0305 US 2003
none William Basinski The Disintegration Loops IV ‎(3xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM) Temporary Residence Limited none Europe 2014
TRR226 William Basinski The Disintegration Loops IV ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Temporary Residence Limited TRR226 US 2014
2062 0305 William Basinski The Disintegration Loops IV ‎(CD, Album, RP) 2062 2062 0305 US Unknown